Davao City As Philippine Model

You want a world-class Philippines? Here’s what you should do.

Look at what Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte is doing with his city, urge him to run for president, and then vote for him.

In its further bid to turn the City of Davao into world-class status, the implementation of the P108M underground utility cables system is going full swing.

Under the project, all utility cables and wires for telecommunications, electricity and other lines hanging in posts and dangling all around the city will be buried underground, and will be hidden from plain sight. The operation will be finished next month, in time for the start of the Kadayawan Festival on the third week of August.

So just like in the US, all cables or wires hanging in wooden or cement posts will be a thing of the past and will never be an obstruction anymore.

The project is presently being undertaken only within the vicinity of the Davao City Hall which serves as a mere pilot area, but will eventually be spread all over the city.

Observers say Davao City is a mere pilot area of things in store for the whole country, and that once Duterte runs and wins the presidency, the same projects will be carried out for the whole country.

In an Executive Order signed by Mayor Duterte, the Davao City Wires and Cable  (WAC) technical team was created to oversee and manage the underground cable project to coordinate with the Davao Light Power Co. (Davao Light) a subsidiary of the Aboitiz Power Corp. (Aboitiz Power).

The WAC technical team is comprised of members of the applicable government agencies concerned, private corporations affected by the project and other private entities.

In an interview with BusinessWorld, Arturo M. Milan, executive vice-president of the Davao Light said that the project was immediately implemented upon the approval of their application by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).

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